Effective dvd player found for the 64bit 10 would be VLC! Upon giving the DVDFab 9 Player(freeware program) a try out on the main and second remote system as well as the laptop that was upgraded it ran into problems playing dvd movies while it will play all types of video files. VLC still plays most files while the dvd movie that wouldn't even run on DVDFab played normally on VLC! The fact is however the laptop is now used primarily for dvd movie and video file playback as well as watching shows on the web once logged into an account first while still having 7 on and then the 10 upgrade. With 7 however WMP was the ticket there.
I don't understand why anybody would waste their time with 10. Where is the gain.
2. I like it more than 8/8.1 and 7..
3.The new start menu is really good
4. Finally, it's going to get the focus of all future development and the others will not.
My question is this.. if there is no software or driver compatibility issues why stick with say 7 or 8??
Because if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I am not looking for trouble with a new OS version as long as my old version works.why stick with say 7 or 8
But as usual this is only my 2c and YMMV..
Of course, your hardware will age, and if you think that your hardware will die before those years anyway, then the WaaS gain and upgrading to Windows 10 is moot. But at least my hardware tends to live for a long, long time. I have a Windows XP machine that I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and it still receives ALL Windows Updates. Maybe at some point in the future, it can only receive security updates. I receive the GWX nags on that machine too, and my hope is that if I upgrade to Windows 10, then I will receive at least the security updates until the machine dies. That's VERY good value that Microsoft provides, keeping computers working and secure for well over a decade.
The biggest issue with Windows 10 currently is that some forced updates have subtle or not so subtle bugs. That's not really a problem for a hobby computer, but it can be a problem for more important computers.
Exactly, it's the bugs I don't want to deal with. It is a waste of time for no gain. I will stick to 7 as long as possible.
Over time, the long term gains will certainly prevail over the short term pains, the question is when that will happen. 50% of me is hoping for 'before July 29, 2016' and 50% of me is hoping for 'extension of free upgrade beyond July 29, 2016'. One year is a pretty short time frame for an OS (any OS) to mature.